The NKRA is grateful for the support provided in the 4th Street park by PAM GOLDING PROPERTIES and VISION TACTICAL SECURITY
MINUTES FOR THE MEETING OF THE 15th OCTOBER 2014
MINUTES FOR THE MONTHLY PUBLIC MEETING OF THE
NEW KILLARNEY-RIVIERA ASSOCIATION
HELD AT THE MALL MANAGEMENT OFFICES (1ST FLOOR OFFICE TOWER)
ON WEDNESDAY 15 OCTOBER 2014
PRESENT: Wayne Ford (Chairman); Charles Whyte; Ruth Kuper; Jill Bronner; Captain Moonsamy (SAPS); Laurence Sachs; Raphael Ndlovu; Trish Terry; Dean Dada; Margaret Urban; Harry Rutenberg; Deon Pelser.
The chair welcomed everyone to the meeting.
Paul Denham; Keith Edmeades; Kayte Denham; Councillor M Ravid; Rose Magabane; Jo Marais; Dalien Rutenberg; Mike Kalk.
3. DISCUSSION OF TIME CONSTRAINT
• We will strive to keep the discussions short and relevant, so as to finish by 6pm.
4. APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING
• The Minutes of the previous meeting were taken as read, and were approved.
5. SECURITY FEEDBACK / SECTOR CRIME FORUM
• Captain Moonsamy presented the detailed crime statistics since the last meeting. The crimes included: 1 common robbery (with an arrest), 1 domestic-violence assault; 1 theft out of vehicles, 1 theft of vehicles, 2 shop-lifting, 1 attempted truck-hijack, 1 malicious damage to property, 1 fraud (in the Mall), 1 armed robbery of a taxi-driver.
• It appears that Toyota bakkies are being targeted.
• Captain Moonsamy advised that all buildings regularly inspect your gates and fences – the burglars sometimes work for a few successive nights to break through a fence or weaken a gate, so if you notice that the gate or fence is being tampered with and you fix it urgently, you might be able to avoid a robbery.
• The amount of criminal activity at the malls usually increases over the festive season. Please be aware of the risk of pick-pockets, purse-snatching, credit-card theft, car break-ins and mugging in the Mall and the parking area, and on the surrounding pavements.
• Watch out for vagrants at traffic lights who attempt to get hit on purpose, so that they can sue you. In particular we have a problematic individual in Riviera Road cnr Oxford Road.
• If the patrol van is not answering their cell-phone, please call the Reserve Commander at the station on 071 675 6014.
6. FEEDBACK FROM COUNCILLORS
• There were no councillors attending.
• However Clr Ravid has asked us to help her to compile a list of all street lights that are currently not working.
7. TRAFFIC ISSUES
• Since the last meeting there have been extensive repairs to 2nd Ave. We thank the JRA and Clr Ravid for this welcome progress.
• No manholes were fixed since the last meeting that we are aware of.
8. ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES
• The Spring Day Festival on 28 September was a big success.
• The Daventry Court plaque was unveiled, two new jacaranda trees were planted and much food was enjoyed. The jumping castle was a great success, and the cocktails and the craft beer were also a big hit.
• The Pam Golding Properties Verge Competition was won by Christina Court in 4th Ave. They were indeed a worthy winner, as well as being the best-supported building at the event by far.
• It was suggested that we do a formal post-mortem of what worked (just about everything) and what didn’t work so well (the wind, and the donut vendors.) Edna took the cards from the wishing-trees, and will give feedback at the next meeting.
• Perhaps next year we should hold the event in late October, to be able to enjoy the jacaranda blossoms as well.
• Our new vygies are in, and are flowering nicely. They were planted around the plaque and the Centenary Tree, which is itself covered in fresh shoots.
• We have not yet received any response on our request for playground equipment. Clr Ravid is asked to again pursue this with City Parks please. However we need to consider that we might have to fund-raise for this ourselves. Laurence mentioned that Birdhaven have a very good public play-park that could serve as a model. It is in the parking area outside the gate of the Planet Fitness gym.
• It was mentioned that the paving in the park is very uneven in places. Clr Ravid is asked to please liaise with City Parks about fixing this, as it is a safety issue.
• Deon and the trustees of Brenthurst Court were congratulated and thanked for the beautification project at the corner of 2nd Street and 2nd Ave.
9. FINANCE AND MEMBERSHIP
• Residents who pledged to donate money for new vygies for the park are asked please to pay it in as soon as possible.
• Laurence will contact a few providers of fibre-optic networks to get comparative prices, and to identify how many customers need to sign up for the project to go ahead.
• The Mall is prepared to give a trolley to any building that wants one, to keep in their garage for the use of residents. Please let us know if your building wants one too.
The meeting was closed, with thanks to the Killarney Mall for the use of their boardroom.
Our next meeting will be held on
WEDNESDAY 19 NOVEMBER 2014 AT 5PM
PLEASE PASS ON THESE MINUTES TO OTHER RESIDENTS IN YOUR BUILDINGS